The Lebanese American University is a leading, nonsectarian, private higher education institution in Lebanon. It operates under a charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
In the fall 2013 semester, LAU had more than 8,100 students enrolled.
School of Arts & Sciences
In keeping with the Mission of the University, the School of Arts and Sciences offers a rigorous and high quality education that emphasizes student research and inquiry while upholding the tradition of liberal arts education. The School strives to promote excellence in teaching and to nurture creative, scholarly endeavors. The School aims at developing informed citizens who will leave a mark as scholars and leaders in a complex word.
The objectives of the School of Arts and Sciences are to:
- Integrate and synthesize knowledge across disciplines;
- Encourage and foster research, discovery and independent inquiry;
- Prepare competent, inquisitive, life-long learners, and critical thinkers;
- Inculcate an understanding of scientific and quantitative, as well as qualitative, principles;
- Foster respect for diverse viewpoints;
- Celebrate diversity;
- Respond to local and global needs by modifying existing programs and developing new ones that are in line with the needs and requirements of the communities that it serves;
- Instill high standards of integrity and ethics.
School of Engineering
To educate students, to provide them with abilities for success in their lives as engineers and as responsible citizens, and to graduate them with distinctive skills that are sought after in the professional world and by graduate schools.
Core school values
- Integrity: To deal honestly and fairly with the public and one another, and to be transparent in our dealing with the public and one another.
- Commitment: To be committed to our students and to our school, and to conscientiously strive for excellence in our work.
- Responsibility: To be accountable for our actions towards ourselves, others and the community, and to be accountable for our performance and committed to shared governance.
- Respect: To value self and others and to respect the rights and dignity of others.
- Courage: To face difficult situations with confidence and determination, and to promote intellectual freedom and stand up for one’s convictions.
To advance a distinctive and innovative environment for engineering education.
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